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Chapter 11

BUS 237 Chapter Notes - Chapter 11: Systems Development Life Cycle, Project Management Body Of Knowledge, Unix System Iii


Department
Business Administration
Course Code
BUS 237
Professor
Maryam Ali
Chapter
11

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Buy and use as is
Buy and customize most common
Rent/Lease
Build it
Not only buying software, also integrating it
Commercial/customized of the self software
Acquisition of IS
IT Projects
Begin with set of goals/objectives, determine scope, have start and end dates,
accomplish something new
Collection of techniques and methods that project managers use to plan,
coordinate, complete IT projects
initiating
planning
executing
5 process groups: group activities that overlap and occur throughout project
Information technology project management (ITPM)
“Temporary endeavour undertaken to create a unique product/service/result” -PMBOK
Chapter 11 Acquiring Info Systems Through Projects
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executing
controlling
monitoring
closing
Integration management
Scope “
Time “
Cost “
Quality “
HR “
Communications “
Risk “
Procurement “
9 project knowledge areas
Certification of project management skills
Global institute, over 260,000 certified
Key skill for successful management is communication
Project Management Professionals (PMPs)
Organizations need to improve skill of adapting to changing conditions
Risks
IT projects face significant risk
Definitions are hard to represent graphically
Lack of a good model
Hard to produce good estimates
Hard to monitor progress
Lack of experience, support, and participation
Unclear and uncertain project requirements
High level of technical complexity
Size of project
Some spend too much money and feel that they’re in too deep, and can’t stop, or have
emotional attachments to projects
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